Customs officials detained a man along with huge amount of foreign currency equivalent to TK 50 lakhs at Shah Amanat International Airport on Wednesday.
The man identified as Abdus Shukkur, 36, was waiting at the departure lounge to board a Bangladesh Biman flight for Dubai in the evening.
On information, customs officials challenged him and recovered the money from his possession, said Deputy Commissioner of Chattogram Customs House Md Nuruddin Milon.
The currencies --- around 20,000 UAE Dirham, 12,000 Saudi riyal, 3,000 Kuwaiti Dinar, and 13,000 US dollars were concealed inside two fruit cartoons, he added.
The currencies are equivalent to around TK50 lakhs in total